Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Will It Play In Peoria? IDOT Requests Public Input in Peoria on its Bike Transportation Plan

The Illinois Department of Transportation held a public meeting in Peoria, Illinois on July 16, 2013, requesting input on its "Bike Transportation Plan." As we discussed in our March 28, 2013 blog post, the Illinois Bike Transportation Plan is one part of the IDOT's Long Range State Transportation Plan. According to IDOT's website, the Bike Transportation Plan will make recommendations with respect to the following: 

  • Bicycling related planning and policy recommendations;
  • Bikeway safety, design and maintenance recommendations;
  • Regional scale bikeway network recommendations;
  • Bikeway network implementation and prioritization recommendations;
  • State bicycling performance measures;
  • Education, outreach and enforcement recommendations; and 
  • Funding recommendations. 

IDOT has partnered with Alta Planning + Design to complete the bicycle-related portion of the Long Range State Transportation Plan but continues to make good on its promise to seek public input. IDOT's most recent meeting in Peoria was the third of nine public meetings planned throughout the state. In addition, there will be an online meeting held on July 30, 2013. Click here for a schedule of the remaining public meetings.

Illinois Bicycle Lawyer Michael Keating attended IDOT's first public meeting, held at Chicago's Thompson Center on July 9, 2013. As the leading Illinois bicycle litigation firm, we represent injured bicyclists throughout the state of Illinois and enjoy meeting with members of Illinois' bicycling community. We encourage all active Illinois Bicyclists to attend one of IDOT's upcoming meeting or to provide input online. We look forward to the implementation of IDOT's Bike Transportation Plan in the coming years.

For more information on IDOT's Long Range State Transportation Plan, visit http://www.illinoistransportationplan.orgIf you have any questions regarding this post or an issue involving Illinois personal injury laws, please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free.